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Bacon & Beer Fest Pairs Up Favorites for Fans

By August 2, 2019Rhode Island, Top News

The 2019 Bacon & Beer Fest took place at Cranston Print Works on June 16. The sold-out event featured food from 27 local restaurants, each offering its favorite bacon dish to pair with a beer from the 27 breweries in attendance. Local restaurants included The East End, El Rancho Grande, Nicks on Broadway, The Salted Slate and The Dorrance, while local, regional and national participating breweries included Whalers Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Revival Brewing Co., Foolproof Brewing Company, Narragansett Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Company and Beer’d Brewing Co., among many others. Guests voted on their favorite bacon and beer pairing for the “People’s Choice” award, which went to The Great Northern BBQ Company and Long Live Beerworks. A panel of judges also rated the day’s pairings, with the first-place award going to The Great Northern BBQ Company and Long Live Beerworks and second place awarded to The Dorrance and Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. The “Big Porker” Award went to the duo of El Rancho Grande and Stone Brewing Co.

Photos by Laura Widness.


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